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How to Add a Finishing Touch to Embroidery Designs

jennifer cox

Jennifer Cox is one of the founders and serves as president of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP), an organization that supports embroidery and apparel decoration professionals with programs and services designed to increase profitability and production.

A great way to set embroidery designs and help them stand up really well over time and multiple washings is to put the piece on a heat press once the embroidery backing is trimmed.

Like all fibers, embroidery thread has a memory. Applying heat and pressure sets the memory of the threads. This may reduce rippling or puckering once the garment is washed. Note: when working with a polyester or micro fleece, it's important to know the heat tolerance before heat pressing.